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Seeking a location in the Chesapeake for a naval depot...



Item # 652947

February 22, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 22, 1817  The first two pages are taken up with a lengthy report signed in type by: D. Porter, being: "...the communication made by captain David Porter, commissioner of the navy in relation to the site for a naval depot & the best means to be adopted for the defence of the Chesapeake bay." The report begins: "Hampton Roads, it is believed, could be fortified to advantage by means of batteries placed on Old Point Comford & on the shoal of Willoughby's Point..." with much more. Following this report are several more naval reports.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 inches, good condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War